The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East
July 27 – 31
One of the world's most famous fashion editors, Carine Roitfeld's biggest project to date for Harper's Bazaar was highly anticipated, Buro 24/7 revealed the full set of iconic images. Read the full story here.
The Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 14 campaign shot by Juergen Teller was released with Stella Schnabel; actress, writer, artist and muse as the new face. Read the full story here.
Opening Ceremony launched a pop-up location at the new Ace Hotel in London's Shoreditch, mirroring what happened in New York – only it never left. Read the full story here.
Chanel's new campaign for Autumn/Winter 14 was finally released in full – and it was worth the wait. Take a look at Cara Delevingne working out, take boxing tips from Binx Walton and discover what a haute exercise looks like. Read the full story here.
Last season Alexander Wang transported us back to high school, with a campaign that featured Anna Ewers in a bathroom and a too-cool-for-school vibe. This season Wang's girls are even badder, and appear to have gotten into a spot of trouble with the headmaster. Read the full story here.
About to celebrate his company's 5th anniversary, Prabal Gurung chose model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to add some globe-trotting grandeur to his Autumn/Winter 14 campaign. Read the full story here.
Diane Von Furstenberg wasted no time since her term as CFDA president was extended last week as she acquired the Fashion Calendar for the organisation. Read the full story here.
Fashion East, which works to support young designers, announced the 3 rising designers that will be showing their spring 2015 collection during London Fashion Week in September. Read the full story here.
It was revealed that Harrods will launch an impressive 42,000 sq-ft footwear haven at the beginning of August. Read the full story here.
Rather than the usual "trickle-fed shot-by-shot campaign leak" employed by the majority of the fashion industry for revealing their new campaigns, Chloé took a different approach: teasing its new creative visuals via the medium of film. Read the full story here.
In an interview with Love magazine Kendall Jenner talked about how the Kardashians have harmed her modelling career. Read the full story here.
Olivier Rousteing commented on how much he loves Zara's Balmain copies and why, in a recent interview. Read the full story here.
Tommy Hilfiger took his impossibly good-looking team of models to Lake Tahoe this season, to shoot a truly eclectic cast of characters for his new Autumn/Winter 14 campaign. Read the full story here.
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA unveiled a three-year partnership with Christian Dior –it's sole presenting sponsor for the foundation's award galas. Read the full story here.
Harrods revealed its fashion designer influenced festive plans for the upcoming Christmas season. Read the full story here.
Buro 24/7 highlighted another look to lust after: Fashion's finest have taken the lead from Disney's 'Finding Nemo' amongst (mostly) other seaside related starting points for Spring/Summer 15. Read the full story here.
Dubai-based designer Shamsa Alabbar launched into the fine jewellery and accessories market last year as a name-to-know, and upholds her impressive debut with a stellar second collection. Read the full story here.
"My body remembers how to fight" - Zoe Saldana spoke to Buro 24/7 before taking maternity leave. Read the full story here.
It was announced that the borough of Lambeth in London is going to get a cultural boost next year, in the form of a dedicated gallery by Damien Hirst. Read the full story here.
Buckingham Palace revealed that it is holding an exhibition this summer showcasing toys, gifts and outfits of nine generations of royal children spanning more than 250 years. Read the full story here.
George Miller officially released his new trailer for the Mad Max: Fury Road film project he has been working on. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Tom Hardy takes the lead of Mad Max who endures a series of torturous circumstances. Read the full story here.
The School Of Doodle debuted a new Internet learning initiative seeking funding and promoting the importance of education for girls. Read the full story here.
The first official teaser-trailer was revealed for the final instalment in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. Read the full story here.
Following the news this week that his old car has been bought as part of the world's largest vintage collection, Winston Churchill was also a keen painter... The results of which went on display for the first time. Read the full story here.
Tod's revealed its partial restoration of the Colosseum in Rome. Read the full story here.
Having already released various tracks from the album of the same name, Lana Del Rey debuted her music video for Ultraviolence. Read the full story here.
London's Gherkin tower was put up for sale – and estate agency Savills revealed that it expects Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers, to show keen interest. Read the full story here.
A prominent UAE investor and member of the ruling family of Sharjah signed a deal with the government of Antigua to develop a five-star resort on the beautiful Caribbean island. Read the full story here.
It was announced that with a prime location on Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, the new Four Seasons looks set to open its doors to the public this November, and confirming guest bookings from December. Read the full story here.
Michael Jordan's historical $33M contract went up for auction online this week. Read the full story here.
It was revealed that Fendi have joined the bandwagon along with Tommy Hilfiger and Armani to construct luxurious Miami condos. Read the full story here.
Blake Lively's new lifestyle website Preserve launched this week. Read the full story here.
Reports came to light earlier this week that artist Damien Hirst will be about to embark on his biggest project to date - the design and construction of an entire town in Ilfracombe, North Devon. Read the full story here.
Make-up expert Tina Antonenko shared her beauty tips with Buro 24/7 Middle East, a how-to guide for metallic smokey kohl and glittering cat-flick eyes. Read the full story here.
Bella Freud launched her first fragrance after collaborating with perfumer Azzi Glasser on her small collection of perfumes, which are named Je t'aime Jane, Ginsberg is God, and 1970 – similar to the slogans on her iconic jumpers. Read the full story here.
Instagram launched its newest standalone app and product – Bolt, which shares many similarities with popular picture and video app Snapchat. Read the full story here.
Amazon made its presence known in the 3D market and set up shop ahead of the game with a dedicated 3D printing e-commerce division that launched this week – with more than 200 print-on-demand products, some of which are highly customisable. Read the full story here.
The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her jumping skills in heeled wedges on Tuesday in Glasgow, where she took part in an old tradition at the Commonwealth Games. Read the full story here.
Last week, celebrities and VIPs came together to celebrate the world's top surfers at the ASP: World Surf League cocktail party - amongst them were Katie Holmes and Anna Wintour. Read the full story here.
The Commonwealth Games being held in Scotland saw a royal attendance this week, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry cheering on athletes in boxing, gymnastics, swimming and women's field hockey. Read the full story here.
It was announced that for only the second time in its storied history, The Simpsons would be part of an official 'cross over' episode on September 28, this time with Family Guy. Read the full story here.
Following a recent call to action for an international response to the Malaysian Airlines MH17 tragedy in Ukraine this month from its President, Emirates confirmed that it will no longer fly planes over conflict-zone, Iraq. Read the full story here.
According to reports this week a book that is set in Dubai, however yet to hit the bookshelves, has been named on the long-list for the Man Booker Prize. Read the full story here.
CARS & BIKES
Longstanding luxury British multinational carmaker Jaguar hit the headlines this week by buying the world's largest ever private collection of classic British cars. Read the full story here.
It was announced that Aston Martin is going to revive the famous Lagonda nameplate by building a limited run of super sedans exclusively for the Middle Eastern market. Read the full story here.
Porsche revealed its 2015 Cayenne model that maintains the car's signature silhouette, however promising a range of cool new features. Read the full story here.